Oracle vs. SAP: Battle of Fall 2010 Balance Sheets

By Thomas Wailgum , CIO |  Software, Oracle, SAP

Everyone loves to pit Oracle and SAP against one another-including the executives of the two behemoths that sell ERP, CRM, BI and supply chain software.

Now that SAP has released its third-quarter 2010 earnings ( Oracle did so in September), now is as good a time as any to break down-in a head-to-head balance-sheet battle-just how each fared, as CIO.com has done previously.

In addition, we'll look at the most memorable earnings call quotes, examine a couple of big, scary numbers, and analyze the upcoming Oracle v. SAP trial of the century.

Two things to note: Oracle's and SAP's fiscal years don't run on the same calendar periods. Therefore, this table compares Oracle's Q1 FY 2011 numbers (U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, GAAP) vs. SAP's Q3 FY 2010 numbers (International Financial Reporting Standards, IFRS). "Change" compares the most recent quarter's results to the quarter of the fiscal year previous.

Total Revenues / Change

Oracle

EDGE

SAP

$7.5 billion / +48%

$4.1 billion / +20%

Net Income / Change

Oracle

EDGE

SAP

$1.4 billion / +20%

$694 million / +12%

Total Operating Margins / Change

Oracle


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